A woman died and two children were injured after they hit a bridge during a parasailing accident in the Florida Keys on Monday.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission authorities said the accident happened before 5:30 PM.
Supraja Alaparthi, her son Sriakshith Alaparthi, and her nephew Vishant Sadda were parasailing when the winds picked up and crashed them into the old Seven Mile Bridge.
The Alaparthis and Sadda were dropped from an unknown height and dragged through the water’s surface until the parasail collided with the bridge.
Supraja was declared dead at the scene after paramedics attempted life-saving measures.
Sadda was transported to Miami Children’s Hospital for further treatment, and Sriakshith had minor injuries.
ABC News reported that Capt. Jason Ingram, Coast Guard Sector Key West commander, expressed his condolences to the Alaparthi family and their loved ones.
“Our condolences are with the family and loved ones of those affected by Monday’s accident. This was a tragedy for a family seeking to enjoy their visit to the Florida Keys. Our team, and our partners at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, are investigating the accident to determine the causal factors and mitigate future casualties to make the waterways as safe as possible,” Ingram said.
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